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Surrey-Newton Liberal candidate Sukh Dhaliwal (right, wearing red mask) poses for a supporter’s “selfie” photograph during an election-night event Monday (Sept. 20) at The Grand Taj Banquet Hall in Surrey. (photo from video: Tom Zillich)

VIDEO: B.C. MP-elect’s post-vote party draws criticism for lack of masks, dancing

‘I can tell you that we made sure that we commanded people to wear masks and to tell them not to move around,’ Surrey’s Sukh Dhaliwal says

Surrey-Newton Liberal candidate Sukh Dhaliwal (right, wearing red mask) poses for a supporter’s “selfie” photograph during an election-night event Monday (Sept. 20) at The Grand Taj Banquet Hall in Surrey. (photo from video: Tom Zillich)
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Pregnant people need to get immunized as cases continue to end up in B.C.’s ICU: Henry

Real-world data show that vaccine are safe but COVID infections increase risks in pregnancy

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A mail-in ballot for the 2021 federal election. (Black Press Media files)

Mail-in ballots to decide several tight races in Canada’s election; results expected within days

Liberals have won a minority government but exact seat counts could change over the next few days

A mail-in ballot for the 2021 federal election. (Black Press Media files)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joined on stage by wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, left, and children Xavier and Ella-Grace, during his victory speech at Party campaign headquarters in Montreal, early Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal leaders face post-election questions about their futures

Status quo unlikely to extend to the majority of leaders involved in this campaign

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is joined on stage by wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau, left, and children Xavier and Ella-Grace, during his victory speech at Party campaign headquarters in Montreal, early Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Jagmeet Singh removes his mask at a post-election news conference in Vancouver on September 21. (Cole Schisler photo)

Singh confident in remaining NDP leader, pledges to help Canadians through pandemic

Jagmeet Singh says the NDP will continue to influence policy in the upcoming minority government

Jagmeet Singh removes his mask at a post-election news conference in Vancouver on September 21. (Cole Schisler photo)
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan meet in Vancouver, Aug. 29, 2019. (B.C. government)

B.C. daycare, cruise ships top priorities after Trudeau’s re-election

John Horgan wants federal share of health costs increased

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and B.C. Premier John Horgan meet in Vancouver, Aug. 29, 2019. (B.C. government)
Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, watches election results at home; Tamara Kronis of the Conservatives talks to supporters at the Nanaimo Hornets RFC clubhouse and Paul Manly of the Green Party addresses the crowd at his election night gathering in south Nanaimo. (Photo submitted, Karl Yu/News Bulletin, Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Election night doesn’t yield a winner in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

NDP’s Barron ahead, but Conservatives’ Kronis close and Greens’ Manly within striking distance

Lisa Marie Barron of the NDP, left, watches election results at home; Tamara Kronis of the Conservatives talks to supporters at the Nanaimo Hornets RFC clubhouse and Paul Manly of the Green Party addresses the crowd at his election night gathering in south Nanaimo. (Photo submitted, Karl Yu/News Bulletin, Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A then 14-year-old Reed Platenius gets carried off the beach and onto the podium after winning back-to-back events at the 12th annual Rip Curl Pro Tofino at Cox Bay in 2018. (Westerly file photo)

Rip Curl Pro Surf Canada Nationals return to Cox Bay Tofino

National titles will be awarded in five divisions for both males and females

A then 14-year-old Reed Platenius gets carried off the beach and onto the podium after winning back-to-back events at the 12th annual Rip Curl Pro Tofino at Cox Bay in 2018. (Westerly file photo)
Elizabeth May at the Green Party headquarters in Saanich. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)

Elizabeth May once again face of the Green Party after disappointing national result

Leader’s defeat coupled with drop in popular vote leaves party looking to regroup

Elizabeth May at the Green Party headquarters in Saanich. (Arnold Lim/Black Press Media)
Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday Sept. 4. (@captainramona Twitter photo)
Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday Sept. 4. (@captainramona Twitter photo)
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau watches election results with wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and children, Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrien, at Liberal headquarters in Montreal, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

VIDEO: Everything old is new again after election returns virtually identical Parliament

Trudeau says election results represent a call for a progressive parliament

Liberal leader Justin Trudeau watches election results with wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau and children, Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrien, at Liberal headquarters in Montreal, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau poses for a photo as he greets commuters at a Montreal Metro station on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
NDP MLA Sheila Malcolmson says “we are transforming mental health and substance use care in B.C.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld file

Report ‘confirms’ mental health care is improving in B.C.

But observers skeptical of provincial review of its Pathway to Hope program

NDP MLA Sheila Malcolmson says “we are transforming mental health and substance use care in B.C.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld file
This combination of two undated photos released by Guinness World Records on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, show sisters Umeno Sumiyama, left, and Koume Kodama at separate nursing homes in Shodoshima island, left, and Oita prefecture, Japan. The two Japanese twin sisters have been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living identical twins, aged 107 years and 300 days as of Sept. 1, 2021, the organization said Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. (Guinness World Records via AP)

Japanese sisters certified as world’s oldest twins at 107

Pair was born on Nov. 5, 1913, and were separated after elementary school

This combination of two undated photos released by Guinness World Records on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, show sisters Umeno Sumiyama, left, and Koume Kodama at separate nursing homes in Shodoshima island, left, and Oita prefecture, Japan. The two Japanese twin sisters have been certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living identical twins, aged 107 years and 300 days as of Sept. 1, 2021, the organization said Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. (Guinness World Records via AP)
NDP candidate for North Island - Powell River, Rachel Blaney. Photo contributed
NDP candidate for North Island - Powell River, Rachel Blaney. Photo contributed
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford candidates. (Photos submitted)
Cowichan-Malahat-Langford candidates. (Photos submitted)
Christine Sorensen, president of the BC Nurses' Union addresses a crowd. (Black Press files)
Christine Sorensen, president of the BC Nurses' Union addresses a crowd. (Black Press files)
The English department at the University of Victoria is rethinking its practice of quoting disturbing passages in classic literature, after the use of the N-word in a lecture led to a complaint from a student.

Use of N-word in University of Victoria literature class lecture sparks probe

English department to look at establishing best practices for teaching disturbing materials

The English department at the University of Victoria is rethinking its practice of quoting disturbing passages in classic literature, after the use of the N-word in a lecture led to a complaint from a student.
Port Hardy Fire Rescue escorted the 2021 North Island Tour de Rock team into Port Hardy on Monday afternoon. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)

Revamped Tour de Rock kicks off with a ride through the North Island

Organizers hoping next year’s 25th anniversary will be a post-pandemic full ride

Port Hardy Fire Rescue escorted the 2021 North Island Tour de Rock team into Port Hardy on Monday afternoon. (Tyson Whitney - North Island Gazette)
B.C. vaccine card on a smartphone, green indicates two doses. (Black Press Media)

B.C. records 1,692 more COVID-19 cases since Friday, 11 deaths

Six dead in Fraser Health region, two in Northern Health

B.C. vaccine card on a smartphone, green indicates two doses. (Black Press Media)
Two men were stabbed in Chilliwack on June 6, 2021 in two separate incidents. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)

B.C. man faces charges related to 2020 fire in Prince George that killed three

Justin Aster is charged with three counts of criminal negligence causing death

Two men were stabbed in Chilliwack on June 6, 2021 in two separate incidents. (Phil McLachlan/Capital News/Stock)